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Account Manager

Employer
Blue Sky Botanics
Location
Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Salary
Attractive Salary + Bonus + Pension
Closing date
13 Apr 2024

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Function
National Accounts, Sales

Job Details

BOTANICAL INGREDIENTS - FOOD & BEVERAGE ACCOUNT MANAGER

Passionate about natural ingredients and the Food & Beverage industry?

Currently working in a Product Development role, looking to move to a more commercially focussed Business Development role?

Want to be part a of super supportive & friendly team providing exceptional service levels?

Work on interesting and varied client briefs?

Blue Sky Botanics genuinely values it’s staff and actively encourages work life balance & flexible working.

Exciting opportunity for an energetic & motivated person to join the F&B team with development opportunities for the right person to excel!

WHAT WE DO

Blue Sky Botanics are a world-renowned manufacturer of bespoke botanical extracts, supplying liquid ingredients to some of the best loved brands in the food, beverage and cosmetic industries. We create innovative natural ingredients from responsibly sourced authentic botanicals and place a high value on solution focused initiatives.

WHO WE ARE

Founded in 2005, employing a skilled team of 52 people. Located in rural Herefordshire with comprehensive modern production & NPD facilities.

We’re passionate about our products, providing exemplary customer service and working to the highest ethical & environmental standards.

Since the beginning strong ethics and values have been the foundation to our culture of integrity in all that we do. We are focussed on growing our business in harmony with nature, treating our team & partners with integrity and respect - believing that business can be a positive force for good.

We've developed close partnerships with growers and producers across the world who share our values.

THE ROLE

As an Account Manager, you will report to the Head of F&B Division and be the first point of contact for new enquiries. You will also be responsible for managing your own customer accounts, providing high quality products and developing strong client relationships. You must be able to work in a fast-paced environment, whilst being highly organised and upholding our strong ethical values.

Your key responsibilities include:

  • Proactively and reactively manage new sales leads 
  • Manage project briefs, sample requests, product quotations and meeting target deadlines
  • Management of customer accounts and projects
  • Liaising with internal departments and customers, being a critical link in NPD process
  • Acting as first point of contact - dealing with customer correspondence and phone calls
  • Show an active interest in new food and drink products and trends

You will

  • Have a strong passion for food and drink
  • Have a keen interest in botanicals and natural products
  • Be a people-person with strong communication & relationship development skills
  • Be discreet and trustworthy
  • Be highly organised with the ability to prioritise your workload and customers’ needs 
  • Be a tenacious problem solver
  • Be numerate and have basic computer skills (including ability to develop database / CRM system)
  • Have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, manage multiple projects, each with different demands, timescales and objectives.
  • Be good at record keeping
  • Be creative and obsessed with quality of service

 Location & Salary

  • Based on an idyllic 200 acre organic farm in Herefordshire (HR9).
  • Personal transport is essential due to rural location, with a mix of office and remote working.
  • Attractive salary, bonus & pension package

 

Company

Blue Sky Botanics are a world-renowned manufacturer of bespoke botanical extracts, supplying liquid ingredients to some of the best loved brands in the food, beverage and cosmetic industries. We create innovative natural ingredients from responsibly sourced authentic botanicals and place a high value on solution focused initiative

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